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Mt Hood Territory Staff

Mt Hood Territory Staff

Administration

Samara Phelps

Samara Phelps

Executive Director
Office: 503-742-5910
Cell: 971-334-9479
Fax: 503-742-5907
samara@mthoodterritory.com

Samara is responsible for the overall management of the tourism program and is lead staff support to the TDC. Samara will continue to lead tourism in the role of Tourism Manager.

Danielle Cowan

Danielle Cowan

Special Projects & Strategic Partnerships
Cell: 503-701-4333
Fax: 503-742-5907
danielle@mthoodterritory.com


Janice Nilson

Janice Nilson

Administrative Analyst
Office: 503-655-8490
Fax: 503-742-5907
janice@mthoodterritory.com


Community Partnership

Jim Austin

Jim Austin

Community Relations Lead
Office: 503-742-5901
Fax: 503-742-5907
jim@mthoodterritory.com


Tourism Development

Aaron Liersemann

Aaron Liersemann

Development Specialist
Office: 503-742-5920
Cell: 971-219-9202
Fax: 503-742-5907
aaron@mthoodterritory.com

To our Invaluable Partners: What I will miss about this position is the joy I got from working and establishing relationships with all of you. From collaborating on projects to simply dropping by for a visit and chat, you have been amazing to work with and I will always be grateful for the time spent and the friendships created. I wish you all the very best and hope to see you all at some point in the near future. Stay safe, Aaron

Jeannie Panchal

Jeannie Panchal

Development Specialist
Office: 503-742-5915
Cell: 303-359-0901
Fax: 503-742-5907
jeannie@mthoodterritory.com


Marketing

Jeannine Breshears

Jeannine Breshears

Marketing & Programs Manager
Office: 503-655-8419
Cell: 503-709-7488
Fax: 503-742-5907
jeannine@mthoodterritory.com

Having worked for Clackamas County Tourism promoting Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory (OMHT) for more than 16 years has been an amazing opportunity and one I will cherish forever. Serving the businesses and individual partners has been priority and the cornerstone of our values and work efforts. The collaborations and creativity among staff and tourism partners have delivered some amazing and award-winning results. What I will miss most are the relationships, for what started as professional interactions with both staff and industry members have grown and developed into valuable lasting friendships. I wish the businesses of OMHT success as they work on recovery in a post COVID world and hope our professional paths cross again in the near future. Onward and upward - Jeannine.

Ithaca Janzen

Ithaca Janzen

Marketing Assistant
Office: 503-655-8465
Fax: 503-742-5907
ithaca@mthoodterritory.com


Thank you to all of the wonderful business and industry partners that I have had the pleasure to work with in this role. I am proud of the work we have accomplished together and look forward to all the great things you will continue to do! -Ithaca

Annie Bailey Austin

Annie Bailey Austin

Communications & Public Relations Lead
Office: 503-742-5952
Fax: 503-742-5907
annie@mthoodterritory.com


Jarrod Lyman

Jarrod Lyman

Communications Specialist Senior
Office: 503-742-5978
Cell: 503-312-1895
Fax: 503-742-5907
jarrod@mthoodterritory.com

I've sat staring at a computer screen for well over an hour typing and deleting messages; this is one of the hardest things I've ever had to write. I cherish the partnerships that have turned into friendships over the past seven years. While Mt. Hood Territory is graced with uncommon beauty and natural wonders, it's our amazing business owners and their dedicated staff that make us a truly wonderful destination. I know that when travel returns, our visitors will be greeted by friendly service and smiling faces, going the extra mile. I wish each of you unparalleled success in the future. Feel free to contact me at anytime; I don't want employment status to break any of the connections we've forged. 

Molly Johnson

Molly Johnson

Communications Specialist - Content, Social Media
Office: 503-655-8421
Cell: 971-201-2168
Fax: 503-742-5907
molly@mthoodterritory.com


Daniel Gering

Daniel Gering

Marketing Technologist
Office: 503-723-4985
Fax: 503-742-5907
dan@mthoodterritory.com

I just want to thank all those I have worked with over the last 14 years. The people who make up Mt. Hood Territory are what made my job so enjoyable. Thank you and I wish everyone the best. ~ Daniel Gering

John Richards

John Richards

Mobile Visitor Information Coordinator
Office: 503-742-5980
Cell: 503-545-2062
Fax: 503-742-5907
mvic@mthoodterritory.com

Ten and a half years ago, my wife found and presented to me a job notice for the Clackamas County Tourism. I told her I had no desire, but she's replied "Oh you're going to apply for this all right!" I'm glad she insisted as I have spent the last 11 years in my dream job. It has been an honor to have met, worked alongside and represented many of you on behalf of Oregon's Mt Hood Territory. I walk away with memories of touching the lives of over 100,000 guests at the Mobile Visitor Information Center. I am grateful to have experienced the first bite of a fresh apple cider doughnut, the sounds of fairs and festivals, and so much more. Special thanks to the finest co-workers I have ever been surrounded by. You have all been a gift to the fabric of my life and I thank you.

Lizzie Keenan

Lizzie Keenan

Regional Coordinator
Office: 503-655-8458
Fax: 916-494-8943
lizzie@hood-gorge.com


Lizzie serves as the regional representative for the Mt. Hood/Columbia Gorge region. Duties include: PR and project coordinator, providing staff support for all marketing, public relations, travel trade, and development programs for the region. Her role also provides staff support to Mt. Hood Territory programs. Lizzie will continue as the Regional Coordinator.

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